By Jeffrey Kim | Impressionist
New York, United States – The Impression compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

BRANDS & RETAILERS

bold moves april 12.006Michael Aram Appoints Terri Eagle President and CEO
Former President and CEO of F. Schumacher & Co., Terri Eagle, has joined Michael Aram. Eagle will serve as President and CEO and will be responsible for the company’s brand strategy, business development, and the retail/wholesale divisions. Before joining Michael Aram, Eagle had served Garrard Holdings Ltd., John Hardy, David Yurman, and Montblanc in various positions including EVP, President, COO, and CEO.

Michael Aram Appoints Victor Boccarossa as Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Along with Terri Eagle, Victor Boccarossa also joins Michael Aram. Boccarossa will serve as Director of Marketing and Public Relations. Prior to his current role, Boccarossa served as VP of Marketing at Schumacher and Director of Marketing at John Hardy.

bold moves april 12.001Gucci Westman Leaves Revlon
Gucci Westman, celebrity makeup artist and Founder of Revlon’s Skinlight and Colour Stories series, resigns from her role as Global Artistic Director. Westman has held the role for 7 years and will leave Revlon on April 15th.

bold moves april 12.004Rino Castiglione named President of Wrangler
Rino Castiglione, former Vice President of Guess, has been named President of Wrangler. Castiglione will join VF Corporation, Wrangler’s parent company, and succeeds Frans Van Zeeland.

Joseph Pickman joins American Apparel
Joseph Pickman, former Men’s Design Director of Band of Outsiders, has been appointed to lead the American Apparel Men’s Design Team. Pickman’s appointment follows Paula Schneider’s, CEO of American Apparel, changes in the company and the departure of Iris Alonzo, Former Creative Director, and Marsha Brady.


ORGANIZATIONS

Carlo Capasa named President of Italy’s Chamber of Fashion
Carlo Capasa, CEO of Costume National, has been named President of Italy’s Chamber of Fashion. Capasa will succeed Mario Boselli, who served the Chamber as President for 15 years, and will be named Honorary President on May 14. As Capasa enters the role of President, CEO Jane Reeve will step away from her position on June 30th, and he will fulfill both position’s duties.


AWARDS

bold moves april 12.003Manolo Blahnik receives Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion
The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will award Manolo Blahnik with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion this September. Blahnik has a career as a shoe designer for over 40 years and has the support of legends in the industry such as Diana Vreeland. Blahnik joins designers such as Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino, and Karl Lagerfeld as the next recipient of the award on September 9th, during the annual luncheon at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Award winners are selected by the Couture Council Advisory Board, which is made up of fashion journalists, editors, retailers, and curators such as Glenda Bailey, Hamish Bowles, Ken Downing, Linda Fargo, Nicole Fischelis, Akiko Fukai, Pamela Golbin, and Suzy Menkes.


SPOKESPERSON

bold moves april 12.005Pharrell Joins Woolworths to ‘Make Sustainability Cool’
Woolworths Holdings Ltd., South African Retailer that bought the Australian department store David Jones Ltd., has named Pharrell Williams as Style Director. CEO of Woolworths Chief Executive Officer, Ian Moir, hopes the introduction of Pharrell can help make sustainability cool for the youth. Grammy Award Winning Artist, Pharrell Williams, will perform at a concert in South Africa in September with 5,000 Woolworths customers.


SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS

bold moves april 12.002John Varvatos has confirmed that he will move his forthcoming men’s collection runway show from Milan to New York. The show marks the designer’s return to New York after showing in Milan for seven years and will close men’s fashion week on July 16.


ONLINE

Megan Conway, formerly Articles Editor at WSJ., is now Managing Content Director at Violet Grey.


MEDIA

bold moves april 12.007Amanda de Cadenet, formerly journalist, photographer, and TV host, is now Contributing Editor at Marie Claire.

Sarah Kunst, formerly venture partner at Future Perfect Ventures, is now Contributing Editor at Marie Claire.

Alexandra Robbins, formerly author and freelance writer, is now Contributing Editor at Marie Claire.

Courtney Diesel O’Donnell, formerly head of global external affairs at Airbnb, is now Contributing Editor at Marie Claire.

Dena Silver, formerly Writer/Reporter at The Daily Front Row, is now Associate Editor at the publication.

Robin Tick, formerly Group Advertising Director at Hearst Integrated Media, is now Executive Director of Beauty Strategy at the company.

Ariel Tensen, formerly Fashion and Retail Director at Women’s Wear Daily, is now Associate Group Fashion Editor at Hearst Integrated Media.


PUBLIC RELATIONS

James Murray, formerly Junior Account Executive and Menswear Specialist at Showroom Seven and Seventh House PR, is now Chief Publicity Officer at Supreme Public Relations.

Luis Braga, formerly Digital Coordinator at Wetherly, has been named Assistant Account Executive for fashion at Harrison & Shriftman.

Meghan Knowles, formerly Account Executive at Michele Marie PR, is now Account Executive at The Woods & Co.

Amanda Eufer-Lewis, formerly Director at HL Group, is now Director of PR at Sally LaPointe.

Jamie Balder, formerly freelance accessories assistant at Lucky, is now PR Assistant at Starworks Group.

Carrie Sloan, formerly Senior Account Executive at M18 PR, is now Public and Social Relations Manager at Land and Sea Dept.

Maria Malonoski, formerly Senior Account Coordinator at Bollare Communications, is now Account Executive for beauty at Alison Brod PR.

Morgan Jones, formerly PR, Social Media and Special Events at Caché Inc, is now Associate PR Manager at Jennifer Bett Communications.


REPRESENTATION

Bollare Communication announces its representation of Volcom.

The Eighth Floor Communications announces representation of FORD Models.

Couri Hay Creative Public Relations announces its representation of Jean Patou.

LOOK Los Angeles announces its representation of Lan Jaenicke.

RK PR announces its representation of PAPER London.

COLLECTIVE Communications announces its representation of Brooklyn Heavy Metal.

TUKE Consulting announces its representation of Couture Collective.

EFG :: Entertainment Fusion Group announces its representation of Trust Fund Beauty.